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Audition Online for New York Dance Project!

Posted on: 12/29/2017 3:00PM

Ballet & Contemporary Summer Programs in NYC and ItalyIn 2018, New York Dance Project will offer Ballet and Contemporary Summer Programs in New York City as well as Florence, Italy! Dancers auditioning via video link or master class who register upon acceptance prior to January 1 will receive a 20% discount!


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APAP 2018 at Peridance Capezio Center

Posted on: 12/28/2017 9:45AM

Peridance Capezio Center APAP ShowsPeridance Capezio Center in New York City will present 20 innovative dance companies during the 2018 Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Conference week. Shows will be presented January 13 and 14 in the Salvatore Capezio Theater.


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'Step Up: High Water' reveals release date

Posted on: 12/27/2017 12:31PM

Step Up series by YouTube Red Step Up: High Water officially has a release date – plus, it has debuted a new trailer! The YouTube Red series is the latest installment in the Step Up franchise and is being produced by none other than Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum. All 10 episodes will go live on YouTube Red on January 31, 2018.


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Savion Glover to launch 'All FuNKD' Up' tour

Posted on: 12/26/2017 12:35PM

All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert TourCelebrated tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover will launch the North American Tour of his All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24 at Washington D.C.'s National Theatre. His new show will highlight his percussive genius as he and his six-piece band and a company of dancers illuminate original compositions.


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Keshet Arts accepting choreography entries

Posted on: 12/22/2017 11:00AM

Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New MexicoKeshet Arts is now accepting submissions until January 8 for its 2018 Choreographers’ Showcase! Showcase performances will be held February 3-4 at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Choreographers will be notified by January 15 if their piece has been accepted into the showcase.


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Chicago's ARC to launch 2018 with $1 classes

Posted on: 12/21/2017 8:50AM

Chicago dance movement studioThe American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance and theatre arts, kicks off the new year with "All For ONE," a week of $1 classes January 2-8, 2018 in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago.


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Audition dates announced for Boston Ballet School's 2018 Summer Dance Program

Posted on: 12/20/2017 7:45AM

2018 Summer Ballet Intensive Boston USABoston Ballet School’s Summer Dance Program (SDP) is a five-week intensive summer residential dance program for Pre-Professional level students from all around the world and gives young dancers the opportunity to work with Boston Ballet School’s internationally-renowned faculty. Meant for aspiring dancers ages 12–18, the program often serves as a stepping-stone to further professional ballet training at Boston Ballet School.


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Trailer released for 'Nutcracker' movie

Posted on: 12/19/2017 1:00PM

Disney's The Nutcracker and The Four RealmsWalt Disney Studios has released the first official trailer for “The Nutcracker and The Four Realms”, which will hit theaters on November 2, 2018. Directed by Lasse Hallström, the movie puts a spin on the holiday classic. It stars A-listers like Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirran and Morgan Freeman. But perhaps what has the dance world buzzing the most is its Ballerina, played by none other than Misty Copeland.


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Train at French Academie of Ballet this winter

Posted on: 12/18/2017 8:00AM

Winter Ballet Workshop in New York In January and February 2018, the French Academie of Ballet in New York City will present special Winter Workshops on Sundays for dancers aged 11 and older. One workshop will focus on Pointe & Variations while another hones in on Contemporary Technique.


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TBT’s holiday classic features special guests

Posted on: 12/15/2017 10:00AM

Holiday classic The NutcrackerTexas Ballet Theater (TBT) is currently presenting its annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Performances began December 8 and will conclude December 24. The program features a twist this year, with a dancer swap with the Queensland Ballet in Australia.


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Detroit Dance Race celebrates 20th Edition

Posted on: 12/14/2017 11:40AM

ArtLab J choreographic showcaseArtLab J, a multi-faceted dance organization based in The Motor City, will present the 20th Detroit Dance Race soon. This event was founded to give emerging and professional choreographers an opportunity and location to present their work. It was dubbed the “Detroit Dance Race” because its creators wanted dance to be continuously growing, changing and building up the community, just like the motor-city.


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Tap dancer Andrew Nemr performs solo show

Posted on: 12/13/2017 3:45PM

Rising to the Tap showThe BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, will present tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr’s solo performance Rising to the Tap this Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16.


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Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim announces Spring 2018 Season

Posted on: 12/12/2017 12:00PM

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents commission by Harriet Jung and Reid BartelmeWorks & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984, the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Highlights of the Spring 2018 Season include commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, plus previews of programs by American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater and Washington Ballet. Prior to its Broadway opening, the musical revival Carousel will present excerpts.


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Breaking Ground brings 25 artists to Arizona

Posted on: 12/11/2017 7:00AM

Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance and Film Festival"Dance film selfies" filmed in exotic locales, performers in surreal animal masks, and riveting exhibitions from masters of movement, the Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance and Film Festival brings 25 of the nation's top artists to Arizona for its annual festival at Tempe Center for the Arts on January 19 and 20, 2018.


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Danzia presents Christmas Sale

Posted on: 12/8/2017 10:00AM

Online Dancewear SaleDanzia.com, an online shop providing dancewear, shoes and accessories, is now offering a Christmas Sale. Through Sunday, December 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST, Danzia is giving its customers 10% off every order when they use the code MERRY2017 at checkout.


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MCB performs new ‘Nutcracker’ in L.A.

Posted on: 12/7/2017 12:00PM

Miami City Ballet in an all-new NutcrackerThe Music Center in Los Angeles will bring a much beloved holiday tradition back to its city this week. From December 7–10, it will present Miami City Ballet (MCB) in an all-new world premiere production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Performances will take place at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and will feature a live orchestra.


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Stagestep releases new SimplyGone product

Posted on: 12/6/2017 10:45AM

Cleaning dance fitness floorsLeading dance flooring company Stagestep has introduced a new product, SimplyGone, which it describes as an incredibly effective scuff and dye mark remover for dance, theatrical and fitness floors. Purchasers can now just apply, agitate, and wipe away grungy and unsightly marks for a clean professional look.


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ABT to perform ‘Nutcracker’ 13 times in Cali

Posted on: 12/5/2017 1:35PM

American Ballet Theatre's The NutcrackerCalifornians, you have 13 chances to see American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker in your home state this month! Thanks to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, you can see leading dancers like Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin perform the choreography by ABT Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky live from December 7-17.


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Chicago 'Nutcracker' unites ballet and hip-hop

Posted on: 12/4/2017 10:15AM

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in ChicagoHyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) offers fans of ballet, modern and hip-hop its annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, featuring more than 175 dancers—from seven-year-olds to grandparents—supported by more than 100 volunteers. Performances are December 8–10 at Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago campus.


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Introducing the new Alexandra Costumes!

Posted on: 12/1/2017 11:25AM

Dance Costumes by Just For KixIn August, the new Alexandra Costumes was launched! It was the new creation of Just For Kix, the fashionable dancewear company that also offers dance classes and camps all over the United States. Just For Kix had been designing and producing dance costumes for years and decided it was time to launch a whole separate line and brand.


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Kyle Hanagami releases 'Love In the Dark'

Posted on: 11/30/2017 10:00AM

Kyle Hanagami ChoreographyChoreographer Kyle Hanagami has released his latest dance film project set to the Leroy Sanchez cover of Adele’s “Love In The Dark”. He noted on the YouTube post that he put his heart and soul into this choreography.


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Ballet West unwraps shiny new 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 11/29/2017 11:15AM

Ballerinas in The Nutcracker. Photo by Beau Pearson.After a two-year, $3-million renovation, Salt Lake City’s Ballet West is thrilled to present its updated production of Willam Christensen's The Nutcracker on December 2-30. Thanks to the patronage of The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, this new production will debut fresh colorful sets, polished props, sparkling costumes and whimsical special effects.


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Brooklyn show presents five new works

Posted on: 11/28/2017 10:45AM

Bluejays, an excerpt from Tempus FugitFive choreographers—Artis Smith, Germaine Salsberg, Kevin Predmore, Traci Stanfield and Nicole Ohr—will collaborate with current and graduated Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music composers for a program of new tap, modern and contemporary dances on Saturday, December 2. 


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Sokolow ensemble names new director

Posted on: 11/27/2017 12:25PM

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble’s new Artistic DirectorThe Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, the only New York modern dance company dedicated to the works of the late Anna Sokolow, has undergone a change in artistic directorship. Longtime Sokolow dancer Samantha Geracht has been named as the new Artistic Director.


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‘To The Sea’ calls for submissions

Posted on: 11/24/2017 7:00AM

Santa Monica Pier Dance ShowsJacob Jonas The Company and Dance Camera West will be presenting individual choreographers and dance companies from all dance forms and genres in To The Sea: Dance Concerts On The Pier from April 12-15, 2018. As part of the 17th Annual Dance Camera West Festival, To The Sea performances will be presented on the West End of the Santa Monica Pier.


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The Ballet Glider is a perfect dancer gift

Posted on: 11/23/2017 8:00AM

Barre accessory for dancersNYC ballet instructor Kathryn Sullivan has designed a new and practical ballet accessory for dancers stretching on the barre – The Ballet Glider. This product allows the dancer to slide with ease on the barre, without sticking, scraping or getting splinters.


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ADF calls for alumni to submit works

Posted on: 11/22/2017 7:05AM

ADF calls for alumni to submit worksThe American Dance Festival (ADF) invites alumni of its Six Week School and Three Week School (formerly Four Week School for Young Dancers) to submit proposals to have works of their own creation included in the 2018 ADF season. The deadline to apply is December 1.


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McCallum Theatre's 20th Anniversary Choreography Festival wraps up

Posted on: 11/20/2017 12:00PM

'Black and White' by Manuel Vignoulle McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA recently presented its 20th Annual Choreography Festival. Exciting original choreography by dance makers from across the nation was premiered at this one-of-a-kind festival on November 11 and 12.


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Steps on Broadway holds Classes for a Cause

Posted on: 11/18/2017 9:00AM

Dance Classes for a CauseNew York City’s premier dance studio and training organization Steps on Broadway is raising funds for disaster relief the week of Thanksgiving. Dancers can attend Classes for a Cause and class proceeds will directly support the survivors of recent natural disasters, helping those affected by wildfires, hurricanes and flooding in California, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Texas.


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Eisenhower Dance to heat up December

Posted on: 11/17/2017 8:00AM

December Dances 2017Eisenhower Dance, a premier contemporary dance company in Detroit, Michigan, will soon present its annual December celebration of innovative dance. This year’s December Dances program will be Friday, December 8 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. It will feature two premieres.


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